I feel like I’m the only one who LOVES Macaroon cookies around here. I did however hear a mmmm from my youngest after a big bite. These are so soft and chewy. I always add a drizzle of chocolate over the top for fun. Enjoy my fellow coconut fans!

(recipe from Paula Deen)
3 Cups shredded sweetened coconut
1 tsp almond extract or vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 Cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 egg whites beaten stiff
1/2 Cup chocolate chips melted for drizzling

1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix coconut, almond extract, salt, milk and cream of tarter in a large bowl until combined. Fold in egg whites. With a large cookie scoop, scoop onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 13-16 minutes or until edges and tops of cookies are golden brown. Let cool completely. Drizzle melted chocolate over cookies. I put the chocolate in a ziplock, snip the edge and drizzle it.

12-15 large cookies